Visiting Pompeii

When I was growing up, I wanted to be an archeologist. I loved history, and the thought of uncovering temples and tombs in jungles excited me. I used to read books on Greek and Roman history and have discussions with my history teach-er, even as young as 13. In short, I was a huge geek […]

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Changing Attitudes

Last night I spent the evening with two close friends, Jamie and Geno. I’ve known them for ten years. We all met while we were in college and now, they’re married with kids. We don’t see each other often because they stay in one place and I never do but last night I went down […]

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My Favorite Hostels in Europe

During 4 years of European travel, I’ve stayed at more hostels than I can count. Ones I won’t ever remember, ones I wish I wouldn’t remember, and ones I wish I could stay at forever. I love hosteling. They are a wonderful way to meet other travelers, stay somewhere for cheap, get the lay of […]

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Thirteen Other Great Travel Websites

As I mentioned in a previous post, last week was the 2nd annual travel blogging conference. Besides having an awesome video that re-inspired me and being a great excuse for 250 travelers to party together, it was also a chance to meet some of the other travelers I spent most of my day talking to […]

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The Cost of Traveling Western Europe

Europe covers a huge area of the world where prices can fluctuate widely. For 20 euros, you can get a private room in Greece. For 20 euros in Paris, you may get a 16person dorm room. You can eat for a few euros in Spain or Greece, but a sit-down meal in Italy will cost […]

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Why I’ll Never Stop…

This last weekend was the 2nd annual Travel Blogging Conference (this year in New York City). During one of the panels, they showed a video about travel. More precisely, it was about backpacking but the thoughts, ideas, and themes apply to all travel. Sometimes I think “maybe I need a break.” Sometimes I feel like […]

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